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Virtual Worlds 2007

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I was catching up on my metaverse news this morning, and realized I missed the announcements about Virtual Worlds 2007, a conference about the future of Virtual Worlds in a number of areas, including entertainment and marketing. Now, opinions may be divided about Virtual Worlds like Second Life, but if you look at the speakers […]

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FakeSpace, VRCO and GIS

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Today on Directions on the News there was an item about how VRCO has released their next version of Conduit for Google Earth. The Conduit software is a translator that allows COTS software (OpenGL based) to pushed through a graphics cluster to be projected onto multiple screens. WVU tasked FakeSpace/VRCO to implement Conduit for ArcScene […]

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Google Maps + Oblivion = Internet Mapping Fun

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Here’s a pretty cool mashup for those gamers out there. For those unaware of the joys of running around a massive virtual world and smacking it’s denizens with a sharp pointy thing, Oblivion is a truly jaw dropping virtual (non-online) fantasy gaming world of massive proportions. You can easily loose days in that world, if […]

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Politicians in Second Life

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Along with a new Congress, the Democrats are moving into a new venue – Second Life. George Miller (D-Calif) appeared in Second life to give a virtual question and answer session. It’s an interesting development, as it may be another way in which people can viably interact with their government. More people, government interaction is […]

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Second Life releases viewer code

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This actually was announced Monday, but I couldn’t decide what approach to take when talking about the fact that Linden Labs has released the code for their Second Life client into the wild. I decided to go with… This means a couple of things: 1) Second Life will become more robust as open source coders […]

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IBM funding 3D internet project

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I am starting to catch up on some things I’ve missed while we were getting ready for the SEDAAG conference, and this project is one I’m really interested in. An article from November 13th discussed IBM’s announcement that they will be funding a project to create a “3D internet”. This project will be part of […]

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REALVIZ – VTour home page

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I think I forgot to post this two weeks ago…but here it is. Realviz, a company that creates a variety of image software, has recently released a package called VTour that allows you to capture 3D models from a single image or panorama. Not quite the automated process that Photosynth promises, but there is GE […]